Remarks – Having wrapped up the win today in a very exciting 8-minute long Stock class A-main, Jan Rathiesky is using a standard version of the T4 2019 with a number of options. To ensure consistent power for the longer final the German installed a 8200mAh battery from EZ power.
Akio Sobue will start from pole position in round 4 of the OneTen series having taking his 2nd TQ run of the day. Nicholas Lee will start from 2nd position, the Yokomo driver tying on points with Andy Moore but having the faster time thanks to his Q3 run. Jin Sawada and Felix Law complete the top half of the grid. Sobue was the only driver in the top heat on new tires but due to the heat felt the track was more loose than before. The Infinity driver also noticing a more considerable drop off in pace later in the run compared to earlier. For the final, Akio said he will simply mount his final set of tires.
Yokomo driver Nicholas Lee will start from 2nd place, finding renewed pace after a direction change in the setup of his new BD9. In the final qualifier, he said with the hot weather making the track loose, combined with old tires he admitted it was difficult to drive but still came home with a 4th for the round. For the final he will make a small change to help find more rotation in the car and with that and all drivers on new tires he feels he can fight it out for the win.
Andy Moore說他希望能拿下預賽第二，但Nico在成績上擊敗了他，所以最終他只能接受在決賽中從第三位發車。關於決賽，他認為跑完8分鐘沒有任何問題，只要確保電池是充滿的。Andy的隊友Jin Sawada獲得預賽第四，他的最後一輪由於二樓板有一顆螺絲松脫而表現得不盡人意，日本車手說有鑒於此，他認為車架其實感覺還不錯。
Andy Moore said he was hoping for 2nd on the grid but Nico beat his time and will instead start from 3rd on the grid later today. Asked about the final he is confident he can make the 8 minutes without problems, saying he just needs to make sure the battery is full. Team mate Jin Sawada starts just behind in 4th, his final run being hampered somewhat by a missing top deck screw, the Japanese racer saying his car felt not too bad considering this.
Starting from position 5 on the grid, Felix Law ran his final qualifying set of Sweep tires in Q4 to give him 5th for the round, his strategy of saving tires for today netting him a grid position in the top half of the A-main field. Behind, Hay Lai, Carven Chow, Jan Ratheisky and Fai Ho complete the top 9 drivers that qualify directly into the main final, a place reserved for the winner of the B-main.
In the Scorpion Stock class, behind pole sitter Jan Ratheisky and confirmed 2nd place starter Yan Cheung, it was Derek Yuen who will start from 3rd place. Jimmy So will set off from 4th place with Angus Leung, CY Leung, Joey Chan, James Lee from Korea and Rex Chan complete the list of drivers locked into the 8 minute Stock main.
Nicholas Lee勝出第三輪預賽，這位Yokomo車手使用了僅存的一套可以在預賽中使用的新胎。比二車快2秒完賽的新加坡人使用了全新的設定，力壓Infinity三人組Jin Sawada、Akio Sobue和Andy Moore；Sawada在這一輪也使用了新胎。目前在預賽積分表上，Lee和Moore暫時同分排在榜首，而Nicholas目前小分佔優。Akio Sobue仍然有機會奪得TQ，他只需要在最後一輪跑出第二名即可，他現有的單輪最快完賽成績應該很難被超過，而日本車手也確實保留了一套新胎在最後一輪使用。
Nicholas Lee has topped Q3, the Yokomo driver using the round to run his last remaining qualifying set of tires. Two seconds clear at the front, the Singaporean ran a completely new setup and headed the Infinity trio of Jin Sawada, Akio Sobue and Andy Moore, Sawada another to run on new tires. The result now sees Lee on the same points as Moore at the top of ranking, with Nicholas currently having the tie break. Akio Sobue can still take the TQ spot, needing only a 2nd place having put in the fastest 4 minute run of the day should it need to go to tie break, the Japanese driver having saved tires with which to do so.
In the Scorpion Stock class Jan Ratheisky confirmed what was already a forgone conclusion as the German again took the top spot in Q3 to secure the pole position starting spot for this afternoon’s single 8-minute A-main. Yan Cheung continues to be the only competition for the Xray driver, his time only 4 tenths back, with Jimmy So completing the top 3.
Andy Moore是香港OneTen系列賽第二輪預賽的TQ，這位Infinity車手及第二至第四名Nicholas Lee、Jan Ratheisky和Felix Law都在這一輪啓用了新胎。Jin Sawada是使用舊胎的車手中最快的，Akio Sobue使用跑過2輪的舊胎下地，僅獲第九名。知道自己的隊友將使用新胎，Andy Moore就堵上了自己僅剩的兩套新胎中的一套。如果收穫一輪第一、一輪第二，這將能確保他最少可以從第三位起步進行決賽，他之所以做這個決定是因為他認為自己在剩下的兩輪預賽中不可能有更好的表現。
Andy Moore has TQd the 2nd round of qualifying at the OneTen series in Hong Kong, the Infinity driver heading home Nicholas Lee, Jan Ratheisky and Felix Law, the top 4 all deciding to run one of their new sets of Sweep tires for this round. Jin Sawada was quickest of the drivers who decided to use old tires, team mate Akio Sobue ending in 9th having run 2 run old tires. With the knowledge of his team mates running old tires Andy Moore bolted one of his 2 remaining fresh sets, the result being that he now has a 1st and a 2nd and at a minimum will give him a 3rd on the grid, saying he doesn’t believe he can produce a better result in the remaining two rounds.
Nicholas Lee was disappointed with his run, saying it was ‘not too good’. Admitting to getting lost with setup, he will now revert back to what he ran yesterday morning, removing the active rear toe from his BD9. Still having 2 new sets of tires, the decision about when to run them will be crucial if he is to improve his starting position.
Xray driver Jan Ratheisky, also on new tires, complained that with the track temperature coming up it is causing his car to push badly. To counter this for the next round he has changed the oil in his rear diff, going up to 20K in search of more steering. In the Stock class, Jan continues to dominate despite lacking top speed, the German having taking all 3 rounds of qualifying and all finals yesterday along with the opening two rounds today.
Felix Law將他昨天的表現形容為「Super epic fail」，他選擇為今天的比賽保留4套新胎，而新胎的優勢也顯而易見，這位Serpent車手在第一輪獲得第五，本輪拿下第四。Jin Sawada這一輪排名第五，其後是Awesomatix車手Fai Ho，King Fong和Ivan Lo。
Felix Law, who described his Saturday as a ‘Super epic fail’, chose to save 4 of his 5 allocated tires for today, the benefit of new tires plain for everyone to see, the Serpent driver backing up his 5th in Q1 with 4th in Q2. Jin Sawada would take 5th for the round ahead of Awesomatix driver Fai Ho, King Fong and Ivan Lo rounding out the top 8.
Remarks – Winner of the opening 3 rounds of the OneTen series this season Japanese driver Akio Sobue is running his standard IF14 here in Hong Kong. New on the car are springs from SMJ which he says makes the car easier to drive over the bumps giving him a better feeling in the corners.
Round 4 of the OneTen series presented by Infinity kicked off early this morning with one round of controlled practice followed by the first of 4 rounds of 4 minute qualifiers which will determine the grid for this afternoon’s single 8-minute A-main. Akio Sobue was again the pace setter this morning, running the fastest lap of the first rounds of qualifying to take a 3 seconds advantage over Infinity team mates Andy Moore and Jin Sawada. Hay Lai would take 4th for the round driving his Xpress with Serpent driver Felix Law fastest of those running in the 2nd fastest heat, in 5th. Running on new tires for Q1 Sobue knew that with Nicholas Lee on old tires he had to put in a safe run, the Yokomo driver having saved one more of the 5 allocated tires than the Japanese driver. Continuing to run his Infinity IF14 unchanged since yesterday, Akio, like all his competitors, are now playing the tire strategy game with all drivers expected to keep one new set for the single 8 minute main.
Andy Moore拿下本輪第二，和他的兩位隊友一樣，他也使用了新胎；不過他的輪胎比隊友多跑了2圈，因為這是他在昨天最後一輪決賽中使用的輪胎，當時他很快就壞車退賽。他將自己本輪的表現簡單總結為「乾淨的一輪」，他認為自己還是沒有Akio快，但已經接近了。這位前世界冠軍希望車架能有更多的轉向，他說關鍵在於不要過分激進地操控車架進而讓輪胎有過溫的風險；今天上午，TRC的天氣非常炎熱。隊友Jin Sawada做出了和他幾乎一樣的成績，兩位車手的差距僅有0.011秒。
Taking 2nd for the round Andy Moore, like his two team mates was on new tires, however the British driver’s tires had 2 laps on them from yesterday’s 3rd A-main before he was taken out. Putting in what he described as simply ‘a clean run’ he feels he doesn’t have the same speed as Akio but is close. Still looking for more steering, the former World Champion said the key is to not overdrive the car and risk overheating the tires, conditions at TRC very hot this morning. Team mate Sawada put in an almost identical run to his team mate, the pair separated by just 11 thousandths of a second.
Xpress driver Hay Lai took 4th for this round, but complained that he had to wait too long before other drivers in the top heat put their cars down on track and felt his tires had cooled too much. Despite this, his 4th for the round placed him ahead of fellow Hong Kong drivers Felix Law, Kwok Ching Lung and Carven Chow with Fai Ho completing the top 8. Nicholas Lee on used tires was 9th.
In the Stock class, Jan Ratheisky continued where he left off in Rd3 of the Championship yesterday by taking the opening round of qualifying with his Xray with a very consistent run that saw him take it by the very narrow margin of half of a second. Runner up yesterday Yan Cheung, driving a Mugen, pushed the German all the way, setting the fastest lap of the round in the process. 3rd place went to Derek Yuen, who had a difficult day yesterday, not making the main, but was just one second off TQ in the opening round, with Jimmy So and CY Leung completing the top 5.